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neocloud9



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 11:31 am Reply with quote
I'm...really excited about this. Surprised
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 1:11 pm Reply with quote
This is definitely one of the more niche looking anime.
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Proman



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 1:31 pm Reply with quote
The anime may look niche but there is very little niche about the character's popularity on the territory of the former Soviet Union.

I am higely doubtful that these 3 minute episodes would be able to best the superb stop motion animation cartoon made in the USSR.

That said, I'd be curious to give it a look and would be doubly interested if Uspensky himself was involved.
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Ciphony



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 5:57 pm Reply with quote
Oh god...
I don't know if this is good or bad. I remember watching the old 60's cartoons, and Cheburashka gave me nightmares. I was little, couldn't understand half the words at the time, and the voices scared me.

I don't know how this'll work, but I might check it out, anyway...
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 9:26 am Reply with quote
If the robotic cat Doraemon is the national anime animal symbol of Japan, then Russia's is a cartoon monkey. To each their own, however, that is a very interesting difference in culture.
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Ausdoerrt



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2009 1:31 am Reply with quote
Ctimene's Lover wrote:
If the robotic cat Doraemon is the national anime animal symbol of Japan, then Russia's is a cartoon monkey. To each their own, however, that is a very interesting difference in culture.


He ain't the only one. Che may be popular, but it wasn't a long-running series or anything. Maybe 3 or 4 eps. Although there IS that strange appeal about Che and his friends.

Let's not forget the Wolf and Hare from "Nu Pogodi!" (possibly the most popular and long-running Soviet series, as well as "Prostokvashino" series, also based on Uspenskiy books.

I do want to see this remake, hopefully it'll be available in RAWs at least; I watched the Japanese dub of the original on Youtube, it was surprisingly well-done.
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